Police investigators in Winter Park concluded that a 65-year-old man died at the hands of his wife. The 45-year-old Florida woman had reported his death via a 911 call, but her conversation with the 911 operator raised suspicions about the death.

After the woman said that her husband appeared to be dead in their home, the dispatcher asked if she had just found the body. According to the arrest warrant, the wife responded that the death had happened the night before. Investigators later estimated that the man died 11 hours before his wife called 911. During her conversation with the dispatcher, she allegedly said that her husband tried to choke and smother her. She grabbed a knife in self defense, but he took the knife away from her and apparently stabbed himself. She said that she hid in the bathroom after their fight and found him in a pool of blood when she came out.

The cause of death has not been made available to the public yet. Police said that the crime scene looked like someone had tried to clean it up with bleach. The woman has been in custody at the Orange County Jail.

A domestic dispute that takes a tragic turn could leave a person facing years in prison. Orlando, Florida, violent crimes defense lawyers could be prepared to advise a person in such a situation. A lawyer could strive to protect the person’s rights and challenge charges that exceed the available evidence. Legal guidance could allow a person to understand the pros and cons of going to trial or seeking a plea deal.

Source: ABC News, “Wife of University of Central Florida executive charged with his murder“, Karma Allen, Feb. 6, 2019